Dana Hardy (MA, Leadership) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Dana Hardy (MA, Leadership) | 10x10 Alumni with Impact

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Dana Hardy 

MA in Leadership '13

VP Operational Effectiveness – Sienna Senior Living Inc.

Dana Hardy currently serves as the VP Operational Effectiveness for Sienna Senior Living Inc. She is a proven senior leader in the long term care and retirement living sector who is passionate about excellence in care and services, improving the personal experience for those in need and facilitating leadership effectiveness. With over 25 years of health care management experience, Dana has developed skills in clinical and business operations, professional development, and quality improvement.

Dana is a Registered Nurse graduate from Conestoga College and holds a Masters of Arts Leadership from the University of Guelph. She is a member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), the College of Nurses Quality Committee, ORCA Operations Committee, and currently participates on the Board of Directors for CMHA Waterloo Wellington and the Ontario Retirement Communities Association


Career Highlights

  • Collaborating with regional, ministry, and community partners on innovative solutions to sector issues.

  • Presenting and facilitating sessions at seniors care and quality conferences in the USA, and across Canada.

  • Opening, managing and closing an interim long term care program that led to opening a new long term care home. 

Previous Roles

  • Multiple leadership roles at Revera Inc. including Regional Director of Clinical Performance, National Director of Quality and Corporate Director of Quality (9 years).

  • Progressive leadership roles at Lifetimes Living Inc. including VP of Operations (4 years).

  • Currently the Vice President Operational Effectiveness at Sienna Senior Living (since 2019).

Memories of UofG / Lang 

"The two weeks on campus during my residential experience was great! I recall one night there was a power outage and once our laptops died we congregated for an impromptu evening social in one of the courtyards. Such a lovely summer evening, networking and connecting with the cohort.

Another memorable moment was when a group of us entered a team in a walk/run fundraiser for Cancer research in support of a fellow student, who’s daughter was battling the disease. Such events are emotional yet inspiring. I am grateful we were able to participate for this worthy cause.


10x10 alumni, 10 years of graduation, 10x10 alumni with impact

The annual 10x10 Alumni with Impact Award recognizes ten University of Guelph business alumni who have achieved rapid and significant growth in their careers, who are within ten years of graduation. These proud and highly engaged University of Guelph alumni have garnered significant responsibility and influence within their respective industries and organizations. 

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